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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance 01 The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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No Dust On The Highway At Clyde When This Was Made
TOM ALEXANDER who was re
cently named by Governor hcou
as a member of the State Board
of Conservation and Develop
ment. Mr. Alexander is owner of
Calaloochee Ranch, and also a
consultant on forestry. (A Moun
taineer Photograph by Ingram s
it has been
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Expert To Hold
John Harris. North Carolina
State College Extension horticul
ture specialist, will conduct a series
of home beautification meetings
and demonstrations in connection
with this phase of Haywood's Com
munity Development Program.
The announcement was made
today by County Agent Wayne Cor
pening. A county-wide meeting will be
held in the County Court House
at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Mr., Harris wjH aiyei.nJdemonstra
tion with slides of planning lawns,
and yards around the home, and
the planting of shrubbery.
He will give two similar demons
trations on Friday, with the first
scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. at
Silver's Dairy in the Hominy Creek
section, and the next to be held at
11 a.m. in Panther Creek com
munity at the home of Glenn Fin
cher. Herb Singletary, assistant county
I agent, will be in char"o of the
county-wide meeting Thursday.
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The Kev. Dr. Lee Tuttle, minis
ter of Central Methodfst Church,
Asheville. Sunday evening preach
er here, spoke from the Lake Juna
luska Assembly pulpit on the sub
ject, "Doing the Right Thing at the
Enlarging on his subject, the
speaker stressed three outstanding
facts as follows:
"Doing the right thing at the
wrong time is doing right when it
seems unwise, impractical and not
"Doing the right thing at the
wrong time is doing right when it
is dangerous and unpopular.
"Doing the right thing at the
wrong time is doing right when
one person taking the
whole responsibility for a situa
tion." The weekend has brought a num
ber of vacationing groups and in
dividuals to the Assembly grounds.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Sherrod, of
(See Asheville Pastor Page 8)
A head-on auto collision early
Saturday evening near Waynesville
took the lives of 47-year-old Lloyd
Ku kpatrick, Waynesville civic lead
er, and 19-year-old Joe Davis of
Stale Highway Patrolman O. K.
Roberts, who investigated the trag
edy with State Highway Patrolman
Jeff May. said the accident hap
pened on a curve on Highway lfiA
23, 200 feet east of the Ratcliffe
Cove Road intersection.
The officer said the Davis boy,
driving east, lost control of his
1939 Ford, crossed to the left side
of the highway, and collided with l
Mr. Kirkpatrick's car.
He said evidence showed Mr.
Kirkpatrick who was driving into
Waynesville had braked his 1941
Chevrolet for 21 feet and was at
tempting to move over to the shoul
der on his right when the crash
came at about 7:30 p.m. The right
wheels of Mr. Kirkpatrick's car
were on the shoulder of the road.
Mr. Kirkpatrick died as he was
being laken to the Haywood Coun
ty Hospital, only a quarter of a mile
away, in waynesville. mr. uavis
died of his injuries about an hour
and a half after the accident.
Both victims were riding alone
at the time of the collision.
Patrolman Roberts said their
cars were demolished completely.
Mr. Kirkpatrick. who was asso
ciated with the Waynesville Whole
sale Company for the past 16 years,
was to have been installed as pres
ident of the Waynesville Lions
rinl. llio niuhl of June 30. He was
elected recently while serving as
first vice-president, previously had
served two years as secretary, and
had not missed a club meeting in
Active in the First Baptist
Church of Waynesville for the last
33 years, he was chairman oi me
church's finance committee, chief
usher, and associate superintend
ent of the Sunday School.
He was also tyler of Waynesville
Masonic Lodge 259. and the night
before his death had taken the
Masonic sixth degreethat of Most
Excellent, Master, in ceremonies at
Pigeon River Lodge 386 in Can
ton. The popular Waynesville civic
leader, actively interested in many
other activities, also was treasurer
of the Waynesville Township High
School Athletic Association at the
time of his death.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was graduated
from Mars Hill College in 1922,
and from Cecil Business College
Before joining the Waynesville
firm, he had been associated with
Asheville Foundry and Supply
Survivors include his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kirkpatrick,
Wavnesville Route 2: his widow; a
daughter. Miss Nancy Kirkpatrick.
a student at the University of North
farnlina Greensboro, and his sis
ter. Miss Winnie Kirkpatrick of
Joe Davis, a graduate of Crab-tree-iron
Duff High School, had
seen 10 months of war-time serv
ice with the Army on the pacific
For the past year he had been
employed by Unagusta Manulac
turing Company of Hazelwood.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs.
Gave Davis; a brother. Max. and
a sister, Mrs. Jack Ray. all of
Waynesville, Route 2.
Crawford Funeral Home made
Mia oi-ranppnients for both funerals.
Funeral services for Mr. Kirk
patrick were held at 3 p.m. from
the First Baptist Church with the
Rev L. G. Elliott, pastor, and the
Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor of
(See Wreck Page 8)
Boards Name Turner
Cathey As Assistant
County Agent Here
ri.,rf wMors rro. the hiuhwav at Clyde were about three feet deep when this picture was made
Thursday afternoon. Bv dark the water had gone down and traffic over the spot was back to normal.
(A Mountaineer photograph by Ingram's Studiol.
High Waters Damage Haywood
Crops; Roads Are Badly Washed
$5,000 Gilt Is Given To
ILahe Junaluska Assembly
Tenth District Highway Engineer
James P. Knight of Asheville said
$50,000 would repair the flood dam
age to Haywood's roads and
bridges as the county s entire stale
Highway work force of 100 men la
bored today to complete the Job
of clearing debris-blocked roads.
The major bridge casualties in
cluded the vest span of Me three
spaft roricrcfr trtdge'We5Tne Eat
Fork of the Pigeon near Woodrow.
Mr. Knight said this span would
probably have to be completely re
placed, at a cost of several thous
Meanwhile, the portions of High
way 276 between Woodrow and
Brevard had been cleared suffi
ciently by Saturday afternoon to
permit the passage of one-way
The major problem, he added,
was getting the big road machinery
to do the job. Workers cleared the
road with pick and shovel suf
ficiently to let the bulldozers and
tractors to get through to finish
Temporary spans were being
built as I he work force went for
ward, starling at Little East Fork
where the wooden bridge to the
Boy Scout Camp had been washed
Among other timber structures
washed awav were bridges over
Crawford's Creek and Pisgah. and
the steel-reinforced span over ine
Pigeon between Lake Junaluska
and Clyde nenr the old Medford
This latter. Mr. Knight said,
would probably be the last to be
replaced since it was a "conven
ience" span connecting two roads,
both nf whirl) were open between
Clvde and the lake.
To replace the concrete section
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near Wnoornw. ne auueu, wumu
take "some lime."
Meanwhile, traffic to Wagon
Road Gap and Brevard was being
detoured around the damaged
bridge via Highway 1 10, thence to
Rickman s Store at Woodrow, and
back into the main highway. This
was causing little inconvenience to
(See Road Damage Page 8)
Car Leaves Road,
No Damage Done
If Robert RNey were alive he.
would certainty" want' "thl for
"Believe It Or Not."
About noon Sunday, a Kuick
left Highway No. 19-23 near the
Owl Service Station east of Can
ton. The car went down a 40-foot
embankment and stopped just
short of the Southern Railway
The woman driving the car had
fainted, which caused the car to
solo down the embankment.
The driver was not injured,
and the car only had a bent rear
Patrolman William Sawyer got
in the car, drove it up the rail
road to a sideroad and then onto
Patrolmen in discussing the in
cident said that if the driver had
tried U steer the car down the
embankment, it would have prob
ably turned over and wrecked
as it was, the car followed the
lines of least resistence and w ent
staff 0f the
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Junaluska Methodist Assembly was
announced today by Dr. F. S. Love.
superintendent. The donor, who re
fuses to let his name be known,
stipulates that the money, available
i once, is to be used in improve
ments at the Terrace Hotel, owned
fay the Assembly, and this year un
der new management.
The new manager is Joseph
Chamberlain, experienced hotel
operator.' who is manager of Lake
AUredand WaleabUt hotels, at
Lake Wale, Fla.
AssocWed with Mr. Chamber
lain, asVassistant, Is Robert A.
R'edel, iso of Florida. -
They (Ave brought with them a
complete Wet staff, Including an
Among tl Immediate improve
ments whichtthe gift will make pos
Seventy-five innerspring mattresses-
300 yards of carpet for halls
and stairways: 200 rugs, new cur
tains and bedlamps for bedrooms,
new rugs for the lobby; 100 floor
lamps, additional chairs and other
equipment which will be purchased
j i.iii at once, in accord-
ance with the wishes of the donor.
Mr. Chamberlain. an active
churchman, said he and his
would cooperate wur. u e
management to make the Terrace
Hotel known throughout the Juna
luska area for efficient and court
eous service-hief among which
would be good food cla.n.dmu
and attention to needs of "dividu
al guests. He and Mr. Riedel ex
pect to spend the season here to
personally look after the comfort
of hotel guests.
To Start July 3
A 10-day revival service w'll
start July 3 at the Lake Junaluska
Baptist Church with the Rev H. K.
Scroggs of Jackson County as
The first service will be held at
11 a.m. opening day. and a second
is scheduled for 7:30 o'clock that
Services will be held at 7:30 p.m.
daily throughout the series, the
Rev. O. J. Beck, pastor, announced
FnUowini? a weekend survey of
flood areas, County Agent Wayne
Corpening said today Haywood's
Crops and crop land suffered severe
damage from the ravaging streams
"But it would be hard at this
time to place a dollars-and-cents
estimate on the destruction," he
''BJ a conservative-' estimate), the
damage should run to at least
Hardest hit, the counly agent
continued, were lands in upper
F,ast Fork, the Canton Recreation
Center area, lower Hominy Creek
in the vicinity of Leonard West
moreland's farm, Riverside in the
vicinity of Andy Ferguson's, Crab
tree around Jack Messer's, and
the areas in Upper Crabtree and
along Bald and Liner Creeks.
In several places, entire fields
were washed away completely.
But, he pointed out, damage to
torn and tobacco crops appeared
not so heavy as was first feared.
"Corn can be reclaimed except
in places where the water stood
In the Melds, and except in cases
where the plants were washed away
completely, much of the tobacco
can be saved." he continued.
nf the hardest hit of the
farmers was Mr. Ferguson, whose I
10-acre meadow was carried away
by the flood. The Pigeon cut a deep,
wide channel through the field as
1 it broke its banks.
Around many other homes, the
rocks and debris borne by the flood
waters ribbed deep craters through
fields ami gardens.
! Hut as the flooding streams took
, from some, it gave to others.
; Several farmers round their land
I covered with fresh sill, which had
I piled up to a height of five feet in
i some plates.
j Throughout the county today,
i farmers were patiently laboring at
the arduous task of repairing the
damages in an effort to recoup
some of their losses.
Mr. Ferguson, after viewing the
(See Crop Damage Page 8)
The Haywood County Board of
Commissioners and the North Car
olina State College Extension Serv
ice today jointly announced the ap
nnintment of Turner Cathey of
Pigeon as assistant county agent
to work with the Community De
Mr. Cathey was principal of Can
ton's Pennsylvania Elementary
School at the time of his appoint
ment. County Agent Way ne Corpening,
expressing his pleasure on the
selection, said that as far as he
knew. Haywood is the only county
to have a specialist assigned ex
clusively to this type of program.
Hailing the addition of his new
assistant, he termed it a tribute
to the progress of the Community
Development Program, saying:
"The county commissioners and
the Extension Service think so
much of the progress I hat has been
made so far that I hey nave select
ed a man whose special job is to
Mr. Calhey's appointment in
creases the county agent's staff
of experts to five. In addition to
the new assistant and Mr. Corpen
ing. there are Assistant County
Agents Joe Cline, Herb Singletary,
and Wavne Franklin.
Mr. Cathey started to work this
Mr. Cathey, vice-president of the
Center Pigeon Community Devel
opment Program, filed his resigna
tion formally today with Canton
City Schools Superintendent A. J.
Hutehins. leaving the job ho had
held since 1941.
Before coming to the Canton
school, he had served 15 years as
prncipal of Edneyx ille High School
in Henderson County.
A track, basketball, and base
ball coach, the Duke graduate also
had served as director of Camp
Hope, the YMCA camp near Cru-
so, for several summers.
He and his wife, the former Miss
Aurelia Bush of Inman, S. C, live
with their young son and daughter
on their beef cattle farm in the
Mr. Cathey said that in super
vising the county-wide Program,
the emphasis would be on the rec
"We want to develop agricul
tural enterprises, like poultry,
dairying, beef catlle, and the oth
ers," he said, "but wc especially
want (o develop our human re'
sources the boys and girls of the
TURNER CATHEY who was
named assistant county agent
this morning by the Haywood
Board of Commissioners and
State Extension Service. Mr.
Cathey will devote his time to
the Community Development
Sam L. Galloway. 70, a retired
lumberman, died suddenly Friday
night at his home here.
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon in the Ratcliffe Cove
Baptist Church with the pastor.
the Rev. Oder Burnett, and the
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the
First Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment was in the church ceme
tery. Active pallbearers were Wade
Frazier, Jack Felmet, Homer Owen.
Irving Lentherwood, Ben I'hilllip".
and Will Leatherwood.
Honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of the Men's Bible Class of
the First Baptist Church of
Waynesville, Bruce Gordon of
Murphy, and Chan Gordon of Ashe
ville. A native of Haywood Count v.
Mr. Galloway had been active in
the lumber industry for many
years. He was a member of the
Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church
Surviving are the widow. Mi--.
Mary William Galloway; two - on .
Mark and Paul Galloway of
Waynesville; two daughter- -Klizabeth
Galloway of (hp ho:"?
and Mrs. I). C. Neve of Greenwood
Also two brothers. M O riiH
Leon Galloway of Waynesville
three sisters. Mrs W. B Moody of
Marion, Mrs. James UnderwooH of
Waynesville. and Mrs. Mat Niehol
Crawford Funeral Home tva. Hi
charge of arrangements
I Morgan In Raleigh For
By VERA REEVES
A devotional (irogram that fea
tured the Cove Ci;eek Community
Development Program meeting Fri
day night attracted a near-capacity
group of spectators to the Cove
Creek Baplst Church.
John Howell discussed commu
nity development in the principal
talk of the evening
Cornelius Sutton opened the pro- Eectjon Boarrj Meeting
cram with a prayer, and Hobext M
Franklin followed with Scripture
reading and discussion. !
Several of the children of the j
community recited poems and i
verses, and there was singng by!
Anothor subject of discussion!
was the plan to purchase song
(See Improvements Page 8)
J. R Morgan left this r.'iy:".:::'
for Raleigh, to attend a nieittv;
of the State Board of Elect'"" -
official canvass will be made of
the vote of June fourth on the two
Mr. Morgan did not kn""' of ,?ry
other business to claim 1 lie atten
tion of the board Tuesday.
Killed In Saturday Highway Accident
l uneral services set for Tuesday.
Gosling $50,000 Is
Proposed At Junaluska
HOWARD HYATT IN HOSPITAL
Howard Hyatt, who underwent
an appendectomy at the Haw ood
County Hospital Sunday aHernoon.
is progressing satisfactorily.
Funeral services held today.
Throughout the Methodist
Church's nine-state Southeastern
Jurisdiction yesterday, church
crhnnlti wprp asked to contribute
$50,000 for the proposed new chil
dren's building to be bum at ine
Lake Junaluska Assembly.
The donations made up the John
Wesley Birthday Offering, held the
first Sntiriav after the birthday of
the founder of Methodism on June
17, Mrs. C. A. Rauschenberg, vice
chairman of the Children'6 Build
ing Committee, explained today.
Mrs. Rauschenberg, a native of
Atlanta, Ga., who lives at the As
sembly during the season, said the
new building would house Sunday
school classes for children under
12 years of age. a laboratory school
for teachers, a children's library,
small assembly hall for the show
ing of movies, and a craft shop.
To integrate the work with the
children's activities at the Assem
bly, the building would be erected
near the children's playground.
"We want to start construction
this fall so that the building will
be ready in time for the next sum
mer season," Mrs. Rauschenberg
The idea of the building was
conceived in 1936 by several of
the workers in the teacher labora
tory at the Assembly, she said, but
(See New Building Page i)
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(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).